EIN 34-0714338

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of Natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future. Our vision: to explore, engage, and empower for a better tomorrow. Refer to page 2, part iii, line 1.
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Program areas at Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Division of research and collections: the scientific staff working in the division of r&c added approximately 574 Natural History specimens to the more than 5 million specimens and artifacts housed in our collections, hosted more than 209 visiting research scientists, hosted more than 471 Museum members on behind the scenes tours of the collections and laboratories, and responded to more than 781 requests for expertise that ranged from specimen identification to advice on animals in their backyard. The staff published 48 scientific documents in report format or in peer-reviewed journals. The staff participated in or helped organize public programs that led to more than 242 direct interactions between the Museum's research staff and the public. The division has undertaken a large effort to digitize all of its millions of collection objects in order to make these important specimens available to the public as primary records of life across time and space or images. The division conducted extensive field research across northern Ohio, the great lake regions, africa, and canada, all of which support conservation efforts and build a deeper understanding of the Natural world. Numerous scientific discoveries include the discovery of new hominin specimen that transformed our understanding of early human evolution, a major work on the taxonomy of south american praying mantises, and new data on avian hybrids.
Exhibits: the Museum self-produced and opened the award-winning "fossil hunters: the search for our past and hosted "ultimate dinosaurs" in the large exhibit space, kahn hall. In the fawick lobby gallery, the Museum self-produced and opened "finding lucy: our first steps in discovery." In addition the Museum began a regular rotation of self-produced "pop-up" exhibits in wade lobby which included "mammal mysteries of south america and "shark in the shale."
Education: the Museum offers unique learning opportunities including hands-on workshops, gallery displays, health programs, planetarium shows, live animal programs and self-conducted exhibits, outreach and award winning interactive videoconferencing programs. The Museum provided on-site school programs for 27,599 students and delivered outreach programs to 12,113 students and teachers during fiscal year 2020. The Museum was also able to engage 7,022 students and teachers from 10 states and 3 countries via the interactive videoconferencing studios. Free admission was provided to 8,687 people through free days and the discovery pass program.

Who funds Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Cleveland FoundationCentennial Campaign - Perkins Wildlife Center$982,468
Perkins Charitable FoundationPhilanthropic Purposes.$299,400
E S Prentiss FB Clev Health MusGeneral Support of the$297,822
...and 68 more grants received totalling $3,251,715

Personnel at Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Sonia WinnerPresident and Chief Executive Officer$356,978
Thomas ConnorsAdvisor To the Chief Executive Officer / Chief Communications Officer$134,550
Jeannie SureckChief Human Resource and Operations
Tim MartinChief Financial Officer$136,480
Emily YoderChief of Staff
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for Cleveland Museum of Natural History

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,677,455
Program services$2,304,482
Investment income and dividends$874,525
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$171,192
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,868,528
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$100,171
Total revenues$17,996,353

Form 990s for Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-18990View PDF
2019-062020-10-08990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
2017-062018-04-10990View PDF
2016-062017-08-15990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $76,758 from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 36 new grant, including a grant for $982,468 from The Cleveland Foundation
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 4, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 27, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
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Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsCharities
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General information
1 Wade Oval Dr
Cleveland, OH 44106
Metro area
Cleveland-Elyria, OH
Cuyahoga County, OH
Website URL
(216) 231-4600
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A56: Natural History, Natural Science Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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